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Fire In Dexter Damages Abandoned Home

Firefighters were battling a fire in Dexter around midday Tuesday. Fire officials say the call came in shortly before 10 a.m. for smoke coming out of an abandoned home at 303 East Bronson Street. No injuries were reported as of around noon. Firefighters from Brownville, Glen Park, Three Mile Bay and

WWNYTV.COM - 2018-03-20 19:16:00

Firefighters Called To Pizza Hut Outside Watertown

Firefighters were called to the Pizza Hut restaurant on outer Arsenal Street for a possible blaze. Volunteers from the town of Watertown responded to the business at around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. There were reports that smoke could be seen coming from the building and that there might be a fire in the c

WWNYTV.COM - 2018-03-21 00:01:00

Watertown Police Urge Caution When Dealing With Door-To-Door Sal

The Watertown Police Department is urging the public to be cautious when it comes to door-to-door sales persons. Police said they recently investigated a complaint of high pressured sales tactics being used on a vulnerable person. According to police, three people were involved in selling a $3,000 v

WWNYTV.COM - 2018-03-19 22:12:00

Watertown man charged with drunken driving

WATERTOWN - Paul T. Converse, 36, of 26989 Victory Lane, was charged by city police at 1:35 a.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Pearl Street with driving while intoxicated. Police said his blood alcohol content was 0.14 percent. State law says a BAC of 0.08 percent or higher constitutes intoxication. H

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-03-20 15:55:00

WWTI ABC50 Moving to Downtown Watertown

Watertown, N.Y. - WWTI ABC50, will move its broadcast operations from The Stateway Plaza to the Top of the Square building in downtown Watertown in early Spring of this year. The formal announcement was made today by WWTI Vice President/General Manager, David J. Males. "I realize that there has been

INFORMNNY.COM - 2018-03-21 15:26:55

ABC 50 moves to Top of the Square next month

WATERTOWN - Vice President and General Manager David J. Males has envisioned relocating WWTI-ABC 50 and the North Country CW to the heart of downtown Watertown since he joined the station in 2000. His vision will soon become reality when the Watertown affiliate for ABC and CW leaves its current faci

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-03-21 12:15:00

Man Pleads Guilty in Brutal Oswego County Child Abuse Case

One of the five people accused in an Oswego County child abuse case last summer pleaded guilty to multiple charges for his involvement. Shawn Whaley, 24, of Pulaski, admitted to one count of assault, second degree, three counts of coercion, first degree, one count of unlawful imprisonment, first deg

WWNYTV.COM - 2018-03-21 02:35:00

Forecasters say north country could see chilly start to spring

Don't put away your coats just yet: Forecasters predict that the beginning of the north country's spring may have a winter feel, and even snow, for a number of weeks into April. "That's a tough month (to predict)," said Jim A. Mitchell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Buffalo. "

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-03-21 12:15:00

A bad medical screening: Why did hospital hire doctor with such a dubious background?

Officials at Canton-Potsdam Hospital need to explain how they came to hire a physician with such a dubious background. Dr. Richard F. Wessel Jr., 59, is a cardiologist at the Helen Snell Cheel Medical Campus, 49 Lawrence Ave., Potsdam; he previously worked in North Carolina. He was arrested two week


Carthage man pleads guilty to drugged driving

WATERTOWN - In Jefferson County Court on Friday, a Carthage man pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of drugs. Cannon A. Reed, 22, pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired by drugs and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both as misdemeanors. He admitte


LaFargeville man ticketed after allegedly striking pedestrian in front of Watertown school

A LaFargeville man allegedly struck a pedestrian in front of the Watertown City School complex late last week. City police cited 58-year-old Raymond Ashland with failing to yeild to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Ashland is accused of striking a 17-year-old girl with his vehicle while turning off Barb


Newell Street Building Demolition Continues

There's not much left of the Newell Street building in Watertown that went up in flames a few weeks ago. Using a crane and other heavy machinery, a demolition crew removed debris from the site Monday. The work will continue Tuesday. The property is owned by Samaritan Medical Center, which plans to

WWNYTV.COM - 2018-03-19 23:52:00

School safety forum at Central Square School District

CENTRAL SQUARE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - School safety has been at the top of everyone's mind since the shooting massacre in Parkland, Florida last month. It was the topic of discussion Monday night in Central Square, as the district held a community forum on safety and security. The talk centered on upgra

LOCALSYR.COM - 2018-03-20 03:54:00

Pedestrian Struck Outside Watertown School

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Thursday afternoon in Watertown. It happened at around 3:30 p.m. on Washington Street in front of Case Middle School. A female was taken away from the scene in an ambulance. We'll update this story when we get more information. A pedestrian was struck by a vehicl


Watertown's Crystal Restaurant shuts its doors

WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- The owners of The Crystal Restaurant have voluntarily shut their doors due to a series of infestations and health code violations in apartments above the restaurant. The Office of Code Enforcement said bed bugs, roaches and trash were found in those apartments. Restaurant official


Watertown Woman Pleads Guilty In Crack Cocaine Bust

A 31 year old Watertown woman has entered a plea in connection with a crack cocaine bust. Ashley Oliver pleaded guilty Wednesday in Jefferson County Court to second-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. She faces 4 years in pri


Watertown Students Walk Out To Protest Gun Violence

Students in north country schools joined students from across the nation and walked out of their buildings Wednesday morning to protest gun violence. At Watertown High School about 100 students walked out for 17 minutes, one minute for each victim in the Parkland, Florida school shooting. Students a


Police: 18-year-old failed to tell police where a missing 16-year-old was located

An 18-year-old Watertown man is facing a charge of endangering the welfare of a child after allegedly not telling police where a16-year-old boy was located. According to newzjunky.com, 18-year-old Isaiah Ballenger is accused of "failing to notify a responsible party" to disclose the location of the


Can You Identify This Man?

Watertown police are asking for the public's help in a larceny investigation. They want to identify the man in the photo because it's believed he may have knowledge of the larceny. According to police, someone stole a bottle of ranch dressing and a hammer from the Family Dollar store on Arsenal Str


Walczyk Weighs In On Crystal Restaurant Closure

A Watertown lawmaker is weighing in after an iconic downtown Watertown restaurant temporarily closed. After the apartments above the Crystal Restaurant on Public Square were condemned, business owners at the restaurant below posted a sign on the front door saying it won't be open until further notic